Tough to Call NFL This Season

     Let's see, 32 NFL teams and 90-man rosters to open training camps.  And most of the teams still have many new faces yet to sign and some others to let go.  After four months of a lockout, who can tell which teams will be good and those not so good when the regular season gets underway on September 11th, the first Sunday.

     The Detroit Lions were 6-10 last season.  They are optimistic, but then they always have been that way.  They have some legitimately good players but they have many other newcomers, like other NFL teams.  And who knows about the rest of the division.  Chicago, Green Bay and Minnesota,  are they any good and can the Lions beat them to make the playoffs?

     Figuring the Super Bowl teams at this point seems like a real tough call.  Again, so many new faces on so many different teams and many rosters won't be fully complete until the first week of the regular season.  Compared to opening day a year ago, there will be legions of new players this year that are different and that will make the coming season full of surprises, much of them because of the lockout changing everyone's off season development.

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